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on washington? >> the purpose of it was jobs. but what was behind that and what was the revelation for me was how much and everything dr. king did was really all about education. was all about education. he was locked in on that and when that group went into the white house and talked with the president, president kennedy said and this is reported by brandt, that the kind of influence you have in the black community you really ought to emphasize schools and getting your kids to do well in schools. >> i am struck mostly by how different things are now. the technology is such a you can get a flash mob to show up if you want but 1963 you get 200,000 people back to the mall and you would be below horned. organizing was remarkable and that to me -- i would like people to understand the enormity of that. >> a very short time a group of people came together because they believe in something. and they put together the most unbelievable moment in american history. >> on the march on washington to go forward but the young people who want to be journalists tuesday that they have an obligation to cov
] [inaudible conversations] >> as we approach the 50th anniversary of the march on washington and martin luther king jr.'s i have a dream speech, the good jobs nation coalition hosts a discussion this afternoon on civil rights and economic inequality. speakers include civil rights leaders, labor activists and low-wage workers and the relevance of dr. king's vision today. it's live at 6 p.m. eastern here on c-span2. and tonight booktv in prime time continues. beginning at 8 eastern with jeff scherrer on a chain of thunder. at 9:05, ishmael beah talks about his second book, "radiance of tomorrow." at 9:20 from booktv in london, a discussion with biographer herr myny lee. and at 9:50 best with selling author hah led hosseini on his most recent book, "and the mountains echoed." booktv tonight at 8 eastern here on c-span2. >>> shifting gears to politics, democratic candidates running for new york city mayor take part in a debate ahead of the city's september 10th primary election. watch live coverage beginning at 6 eastern today on our companion network, c-span. >>> early on, you know, we said, okay
made in washington and agreed by the government here, then that's really why we're here, because washington feels there should be some bombs falling this weekend. now, many atrocities have taken place in the last two years since the conflict began. shirley, those seeking to take military action could wait a few days longer to assure that the facts are straight but it's obvious there's no threats to this journey of the uk that we know that the government seeks military action in order to deter and undermines chemical weapons, that's fine. that it may well see, that's fine, although military action has to be sanctioned by law. but surely, it should wait until the full conclusive proof is available their fight by the >> that has descended the civil war. the recent spill regarding militant objection has been confusing. last friday at united states and the uk governments were pressing for weapons inspectors to be allowed in c. on monday the inspector general's went albeit in difficult circumstances but on monday evening all indications were that the u.s. and uk had made up their minds
washington, d.c.. this is so refreshing because often we just hear about the policy all day. and it feels -- it's important. i'm not going to put your brother's work down. but we love -- we need to get back to connect and come back to the human heart part of that. i'm learning as an educator the and portents of empathy. and how do you instill that and others who maybe don't want to connect? >> a lot of what i do as an educator is about building empathy. so we will do things like rather than simply having the facts of the civil war for instance. it's important to building narrative and there are some things that perhaps i'm not saying everything is relative, but what we do is take a picture and build a life where it was an important time and was a document of war and amazing photograph of the war. so i have my students buying the picture and begin to tell the war from the perspective of someone that hasn't been featured in the textbook. and so they will have to imagine what is this person's greatest fear or desire? what does this person eat for breakfast? so you begin to sort of build flas
of these women and their influence on the presidency. watch the encore presentation from martha washington to i'd saw dc kinly -- ida mckinly next week on c-span. >> and the u.s. senate about to gavel in. senators will begin today with general speeches, and at 11 eastern they'll consider a nomination for the u.s. appeals court. that vote will be followed on a vote about limiting debate to transportation, housing and community development projects. this afternoon senators debate the nomination of samantha power for u.s. ambassador to the united nations. we have live coverage now of the senate here on c-span2. senate will come to order. the chaplain, dr. barry black, will lead the senate in prayer. the chaplain: let us pray. eternal lord god, the source of our life, you are high above all, yet in all. keep us from becoming weary in doing what is right, as you use us for your instruments in these challenging times. empower our senators to bring your freedom to those shackled by fear. help them to lift the burdens that are too heavy for people to carry. lengthen their vision that they may see bey
literacy and being able to connect that to what is happening in washington and happening more broadly in the financial community one of our surveys a few years ago they were unaware of the connections where the credit crisis came from and how they have impacted that. so i would agree that there are in many respects this is one area where focusing on financial literacy and connections might be very important. >> you are thinking about marching on washington because bill has now motivated us. and we are going to march to washington so we can change the future hell are you going to rally your votes? >> i feel like we have to do a lot of political and education. it sounds really basic and not super sexy but there is a whole so much information sharing and translation like when i talk about translation, my work for translation is translating the crazy language of this city to the rest of the folks outside the city. it's not about any language which -- [laughter] the constant work of having to translate to the best of the world i feel like we need to do that anymore the number of ways it is
in washington so that is the topic we will be addressing coming up next with two members of congress bobby scott at and scott rigell both of virginia republican and democrat. we will keep taking your phonecalls. rodney oliver and jeff wassmer for having c-span here at the port of virginia for welcoming us in working with us to make this happen so viewers can understand a little bit more about how ports work in this country so appreciate your time. thanks again. >> guest: thank you. >> guest: thank you. >> host: we are back live from the port of virginia in norfolk virginia where there are 35 ships a week that come to call at this port alone. 350,000 jobs supported a support in this area and an economic impact annually a 41 to $43 billion. we have two members of congress here with us, scott rigell republican of virginia representing the second district and bobby scott democrat of virginia representing the third district. gentlemen thank you both for being here. appreciate your time here this morning. it's obvious that the port is a big economic impact and important for the state of virginia but s
, and the other side we have the greatest push of the washington leviathan, national common core education standards. so milton friedman -- whose birthday is next wednesday, by the way -- was the father of the school choice movement. the school choice movement came under the idea that educational opportunity, giving parents the ability to move their students, their children out of zip code-confined areas would allow competition and allow greater opportunity. we've seen in this the form of vouchers, tax credits and education savings accounts. but the biggest threat that has now hit us, the common core national standards, is, again, a washington leviathan idea that spending more money would equal more educational outcomes. we have not seen any of this since 1970, and the $4.3 billion of federal incentives in no child left behind waivers to states that signed on to the common core pushed by the obama administration are not likely to induce any kind of further be educational outcomes either. the threat to school choice is also at stake. we see sat and act standards being conformed to the commo
actuary, bob myers, he invited me to stay at his home when i was in washington. at one time he acknowledged to me there was a bias in the choice of the assumptions that were being used and, as a result i accumulated last 20 or 30 actuarily reports and i studied them and, two things that i found and, steve already knows about this. i did 10-year study of the actual assets versus protected assets and the found out interimmediate assumptions were table compared to the low-cost assumptions that recommended they switch over to low cost assumptions because there is no deficit in social security if you use low cost assumptions. i also studied how they arrived at gdp to see what, what they used, prescribed acutarial methods for doing so and i found they didn't and they were projecting the future not on basis of anyutn their hunch. >> okay. let's give steve a chance. >> my basic question, of casting doubt over, many, many years, over the results coming out of social security administration, and it is difficult job they have in any event? >> response. >> i would suggest you redue analysi
in washington. this is not strategic-driven, okay? and we can just say that up front. i don't think anybody disputes it anymore. the army is getting a lot of attention, understandably and rightly so. michael so eloquent in talking about why that's a problem. but the secretary of defense outlined in the his remarks last week that he's going to change the so-called golden ratios of the service budget shares, the recently historical amounts that the services have received, roughly one-third, one-third, one-third equation, and the implication is that the navy's a relative winner but nobody's a winner because everybody's coming down less than the others. and the army is the most significant, the air force is a close second. >> in what way? >> so the emphasis in this briefing anyway is on tactical fighter forces and some lift forces, c-130 in particular. but there's certainly more that was not mentioned as part of the briefing, retire a significant chunk, over half of our bomber force. most of these are old, and this should be considered anyway. but when you need numbers, when you need bombers an
an antiabortion bill will be at the press club in washington, d.c. randy davis will talk about the political climate in texas and future political plans. see her comments life. warner: eastern on c-span. >>> live at 7:30 the new jersey democratic candidates debate. corey booker faces congressman rush holt and frank pallone and state assembly member, sheila oliver. that is 7:30 on c-span. all this week at 7:00 eastern on c-span2, on core, q&a. charles bold o.w.n. talks about his duties as an astronaut and current duties leading the world's largest space agency. >> i've been pushing for this in the senate that we would move cybersecurity legislation. it is big, it is complicated. that word cybersecurity means different things to different people but we need to get this done. as hard as it is for me to say the house has done something right, i'm teasing about that, they're fine, but they have actually passed some of this and i think that we ought to look at what they have done and certainly if we want to take a stab at dog our -- doing our own thing in the senate that's great but we need to get
it is growing right now i know the way we can do it in washington to make our state and nation grow even more robustly. . holt: it paid back many times over to. that's what we need to be doing now. we should be investing in our public schools, we should make it available -- accessible for motivated, prepared students to go to college. i'm working and in the senate i will work with elizabeth warren to make sure that we have the lowest possible interest rates for student loans for prepared students to go to college. we can do that. we don't need to have the higher interest rates that we do now. >> moderator: madam speaker. oliver: yes. something that is of major concern to me when you look all around the country, we have significant numbers of aging suburban communities that once had stabilized tax rates and tax ratables. those things are gone. it is time for the u.s. congress, the federal government to work in tandem with the leadership of the president and governors of states to move forward a recreation of economies across this country. i use new jersey as an example. and despite what you re
literacy and connecting that to what happened in washington, more broadly in the financial community, one of the surveys years ago, many latinos were unaware of the connections on where the credit crisis came from and how that may have impacted them. certainly, i agree with you that there are many -- in many respects, this is one area where focusing on financial literacy and drawing connections might be very important. >> okay. lisa, if you think about mar-- marching on washington because bill motivated us -- [laughter] march to washington to change the future, how are you going to rally your folks? >> good question. i was just thinking i feel like we have to do a lot of political education. i mean, it sounds really basic and not super sexy, but there's so much just, like, history telling and story telling and information sharing, translation, like, when i talk translation, my work of translation is translating the crazy language of this city to the rest of the folks outside of the city. it's not about any asian language -- [laughter] of which i don't speak any. [laughter] i learned the d
house in washington and managed advocacy training for activists in north africa. in 2010, he co-founded the egyptian association for change, the washington based nonprofit mobilizing egyptians in the u.s. to support the opposition coalition, and he's been involved in monitoring egyptian elections for the center in cairo, working as a freelance journalist. in 2004, honored by the center for human rights for his work in defending freedom of expression in egypt. on my right is the scholar studies who research focuses on media communication. he's the author, coauthor of several works including al jazeera, redefining modern journalism. legacy of a man's representation and mediating the arab uprising most recent publication is the on tholing, egypt in flux, essays on an unfinished revolution. you probably should have waited to finish that book, but you teach at the center of contemporary arab studies and technology program at georgetown university in washington, d.c.. we're going to ask to start, and this is held today because there's a report on press freedom in egypt, calledded on t
they're going to eastern europeans. when you look, there was a "washington post" a big story on this, they were saying -- they interviewed a lot of these people which most of them were very new immigrants. some had just arrived. i just thought it was fascinating, the attitude of these immigrants. several of them told this reporter the great thing about america is there's all these jobs. that's not something americans think, like there's all these jobs. the other thing on these immigrants said was, the other great thing about america is that if you work hard you can get ahead in this country. >> i was here in texas a month or two ago, and it was a small business, just one little taxi come and the driver was an immigrant. i asked him about his experience when he came to america. he said when i arrived it was like i was woken up and i had these opportunities. >> i think it's kind of ambitious drive that is unique to immigrants. let's face it, there's -- 99% of the people in the world never move from where the girl. watauga but the 1% of people are ambitious enough and courageous enough
his i have a dream speech they came to washington and was about civil rights and it was comparative and he talked about it being about justice and civil rights and jobs. we haven't talked much about jobs and it sometimes hard to fight for the good fight if you don't have a check coming in. >> we have to recognize there is a job gap in the nation and growing inequality which when combined with other racial wealth gap it means that america today has a larger income inequality than any time since the 1920's. we have lost tremendous ground in terms of that. while we have a stronger safety net, no doubt to the and overall standards of living are generally higher. we have fewer people although there are some people that have to use our house, don't have indoor plumbing. there is the reality of 45 particularly in the rural south and in some places in the city's we dedicated the award at the urban league for 100 plus years to the job and economics and i am proud that we just launched the new initiative called jobs rebuild america. and we had an on president and level of job training program
this program you can watch any time on and we go now to the national press club in washington, d.c. for a panel discussion on egypt political future and its relationship with the united states. monica coleman is the host. >> there will be approximately an hour. each speaker will talk for five to ten minutes and then there will be q&a. they are limited to the members of the credential press. when you are called upon, please state your question. we will be repeating a year of the microphone for our television audience. also, state your name and affiliation and keep your questions please, please. we want to get as many questions as possible. so again. this is the national press club newsmaker even on the crisis in egypt. the world has been looking as it seems egypt's democracy is unraveling. what we are seeing today isn't unlike what we saw in 2011 with violence and bloodshed, which ousted the current president them, hosni mubarak. what happens now seems to be similar with violence and bloodshed and once again, under heavy protest the new president, president mohammed morsi has also
. we need more than 6,500. diplomats to staff 280 or 90 embassy and consulate to work in washington and representative us around the world. if you take the state department budget, the u.s. aide budget and all of our foreign assistance and combine it, it's barely 1% of the federal budget. and the great scheme of things in washington, it doesn't break the bank. and so both condolezza rise and hillary clinton said to the congress, please hire 1,000 more officers. it will not break the bank. and neither of them was able to truly succeed. i supported both of them for trying to do that. i hope secretary kerry will do that as well. >> if the arc of history bends toward peace, in the middle east, does patience and diplomacy imply a generation change in an evolution? what is happening in term of the younger generation in the middle east, and expectations about peace? >> that recalls this beautiful 19th century quote from though door parker. an martin luther king used this quote in the civil rights movement. the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice. it's a beautiful
, will be at "washington journal" program tomorrow morning. also, north dakota university assistant professor who was moderating the 1 p.m. session of the conference will also be on "washington journal" tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. eastern. he is also the deputy sheriff for grand forks north dakota. we'll have that session live this afternoon on our companion network, c-span. again, that is live on c-span at 1 p.m. eastern. this evening at 7:10 p.m. on on c-span2 hear about the history of gun manufacturing. and booktv in prime time continues tonight with three books recommended by our fears. -- by our viewers. >> one of the things i looked at as i was exploring this was i look at a lot of the county records in which the counties where these are. and when you look at the cologne county record, very often not the name of the president, the name of the professor and then listed with their taxable property will be an enslaved person or two or three. >> did students bring -- >> yes. >> students brought slaves to go with them? >> if you think about this within happen is if you look at the name of the presiden
he said this statement at the march on washington. [inaudible] you should begin to tell people that if we want to bring about change as let's say in our -- let's say that the business in our community. our business we support. and you believe that business is not sufficiently providing jobs or anything else to the community. you sit down and say we have done some checking and find out that business gets 50% of the profits from us. we are going let them know that. we withdraw our business. see that -- if we start doing that kind of thing. that is more powerful than -- you cannot have political power without economic power. you can have some degree of political influence. you cannot have economic power -- you automatically have political power. we need to understand that. it's something that the -- , i mean, they are saying that. you know, dr. king and the other things in this book where he focuses and talks about economics. see, people don't even think of dr. king when they talk about economics. he talks about economics in the use of economics in this book. and people who say fo
of minutes of this program to go live now to the national press club here in washington where the national business group on health is releasing its annual survey on health benefits. the survey is on what large employers will be doing with their health benefits next year and how much it will cost. this is just getting underway. >> with me is karen mar low who conducted this survey. i guess i should have mentioned i'm helen darling, and this is the national business group on health. we're a nonprofit organization of mostly very large employers including 66 of the fortune 100. we are nonprofit 501(c)(3). we do not lobby. we provide information, education and research. our survey is especially important, because it's the first look at what's going to happen in 2014. since we survey our large employer many members at the time they have made all their final decisions for the subsequent year, so we do this annually which is in about the june/july time frame. this survey, then, is a look forward -- not a look backwards, which many of them are -- based on responses of 108 large employer members. i
with waste, fraud and abuse. as "the washington post" put it a recent analysis of the program found it subsidizes people who aren't farming. the idle, the urban and occasionally the dead. investigations have uncovered taxpayer-backed direct payments being paid to billionaires and new york city condo dwellers and to nonfarming homeowners who happen to live in former farm lands. direct payments have the tarbgts tarbgts -- targets of reports by the g.a.o. which went so far to question the purpose and need for direct payments stating they did not -- quote -- "align with principles significant to integrity, effectiveness and efficiency in farm bill programs." the report went ton recommend that congress consider eliminating direct payments outright. i ask the distinguished chairwoman was the unsustainable cost of the pattern of waste, fraud and abuse associated with direct payments the impetus for the chairwoman to ensure this subsidy was fully eliminated in the most recent senate-passed farm bill? ms. stabenow: i thank my colleague from arizona for his passion on this issue. yes, it has
and, you know, in washington in wonderful places like the wilson center, i'm totally objective, we ought to start that debate. and anthony romero is part of that debate. we've had lots of programs where he has participated. we need the point of view of the press, we need the folks who have been in and are in our intelligence community, and we need the public perceptions. and the last point i'd make here is security and liberty are not a zero sum game. it's not that you get more of one and less of another. they are either a possum game or a negative sum game, and if you don't like where we are, let's have another attack on america, and we'll shred our fourth amendment, and that would be a catastrophe. >> i agree. >> last word, jeh johnson. >> when it comes to leaks, there really is a big picture point that has to be made. we have a 9/11 or a fort hood or a boston marathon, and everybody in washington asks, what happened? what failed? how can we do better? you're not connecting the dots enough, you're all stove piped. we've got to do a better job of connecting the dots. so our govern
in washington. we are not talking about comprehensive immigration reform. we're not talking about their use of the term illegal immigrants or unauthorized immigrants but what we have today to talk about is legal immigrants who come to the country and our on visas and decide to make the transition to be citizens. so hold onto the words, legal, legal, legal. what part of lega illegal don'tu understand and aren't we talking about? what i would like to do just before we get started is talk of a bit about how to become citizens, because when you go and focus to finish talk to people about citizenship, what you again and again is why don't they just go down to the post office and pick up the papers? as if citizenship is something that happens like that. it's not something that happens like that. the process to be very, people come on of these can sometimes be, on a long-term visa, a permanent visa. sometimes they come on a short-term visa like a student visa and eventually graduate to a permanent visa or green card. once you have a green card you have to wait at least five years on your permanent
between washington and moscow how to deal with in the post soviet aid and the russia georgia conflict recordedly some u.s. official were advocating air strikes and would have skill -- killed russian forces. it's sort of in a difficult point now. you need to have some perspective to sort of appreciate there's a balance between areas where they differ. but areas where cooperation continues. >> it could be worse. [laughter] angela, you've pointed out in the past there's a certain nature to u.s.-russia relations. is that what we're seeing here in can we -- if we want to be method logically about it. is there ?on blame. >> that's a russiasha question, who is guilty? i think there's a patent i would take -- left off and that is relations -- [inaudible] 1999 at the end of the clinton administration when we were bombing closet vow. -- kosovo i don't know if we start bombing syria. they were worth in 2008 at the end of the georgia war. you had a pattern in the last twenty years since the soviet collapse. in the first term of both the clinton and bush administrations, there were great expectati
editors made the joke that free "washington post" with every kipped l sold. -- kindle. you wonder if they expand the online presence somehow to going effect the onlike news coverage. they have been incredible at covering the d.c. region. you wonder how they're going evolve in the upcoming years with, you know, new mind set of digital first. >> as a local, growing up reading the post, i'm a little apprehensive. i think on the one hand, the post for a long time, especially in the local coverage, seems to me, at least to me, the necessarily people who lived in the city but an upper economic group. repeatedly they have started to change. they have a great columnist there, a young guy named clintonuates. they brought him to the paper full time now. i'm concerned the move toward a sort of more focused within the city and focused on younger demographic may or may not be helped or hurt by that. i think but i also think, you know, there's a utility to having newspapers owned by families especially families that live in the cities. you know, in having somebody who lives in california, where
." they read "the washington post" and they ask hard questions. they ask questions about stuxnet and shamoon and what we are doing to combat those threats. they also ask about regulations. what are we doing to get ready for cip version 5. how is the white house executive order impacting our companies? so they're asking the right questions. and lastly command-and-control. i think it is just critical from a utility perspective we need to have firm command-and-control over our assets, over our people, over our processes, over our investments and how those all are integrated together and how they impact our cyber and regulatory perspective. we have to maintain an accurate security and compliance state. i say that because i think that the two are inextricably linked together, the security and compliance state. so we need to know configurations. you know, the basic fundamentals, the boring things that nobody likes to talk about. we need to know who is coming in and out of our secure and sensitive environments. we need to know what traffic is coming into our networks, what traffic is leaving. i can
. but there was a washington post or new york times article, i forgot which -- i think it was a washington post -- that showed that for certain specialties the doctor would have had to work over 24 hours a day to equal the number of hours that they had, were charged with. so we've got to get a better handle. and the people who are being disadvantaged under the current system are primary care. and that's what we have to fix. and you're exactly right. if we're going to get the right mix, the right work force mix, then we have to have the right reimburse bement structure. and a lot of that means let's replace the sgr which was not part of the affordable care act. it's a separate issue that we clearly have to deal with. i'm going to ask a question, if i might, jay, and that is -- [inaudible conversations] [laughter] >> those of you that have to sort of figure out in advising people how to enroll in the exchanges, i don't know if you've had a chance yet to take a look at the type of plans that have been approved, the different levels of plans, the seven major companies that are involved, the different plans that t
, ash for joining us and letting us go through the hardship of leaving 97-degree weather in washington to come out here. if you don't mind since you have that nice little house if we stay the month or next month, do you? it's wonderful to be here with ash carter, deputy secretary of defense, an old friend. many, many years. i won't say how many. and somebody told me that he first came out to the aspen institute to study charmed particles, and what else were you studying at the time? >> those were the early days of the charm courts. >> so he asked whether for the first 40 minutes of this he could do a small slide presentation. [laughter] we ask the security team to put a bullet through the projector. so, let's dive right in because we are going to have a fairly broad conversation about where you are in the future of the pentagon and where you are in asia and where you are on the cyber and drones and so forth. we ourselves are at an incredible plight it seems you are rapidly exiting a second and if you believe what we publish in "the new york times" your thinking about exit and more rapi
to cope with a variety of temporary measures which we in washington call continuing resolutions, in many cases five or six a year. so the increasingly government grantees and contractors on a short-term lease. the uncertainty has become the new normal in washington and throughout the country. and this degree of uncertainty has been ratcheted up to new levels with the current budget sequester. a device that cuts across programs universally regardless of whether they're effective or infectious. agents were literally caught in the middle between the president and the congress provide for public support. planning was one of victims of these high profile battles over sequester. agencies never knew for sure whether the ax would fall on them and how. this session will review how policymakers and agency managers alike are coping with this incredible conflict that's befallen the budget process. has the budget process seized up, how do leaders in the congress and in the white house and how to agencies adapt. we are really fortunate to assimilate wonderful plate of panelists today. both political l
on the companion network c-span at 3:00. washington, d.c. has been hosting several events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the march on washington for jobs and freedom led by martin luther king, jr. akin 1963. that anniversary is this wednesday and another gathering is bland at the steps of the lincoln memorial. the let freedom ring ceremony will be featuring remarks by president obama. we will have live coverage of approximately 11 a.m. eastern time on our companion network c-span as well as c-span radio. ahead of wednesday's ceremony celebrating the march on washington 50 years ago, the kellogg foundation hosted an event on race in america. we'll show the entire conversation later on the networks, but here's a preview. >> i think mark raised the question, point out the voting rights is a key issue on the minds of so many people. we've seen, i guess the question i would put out is where to go next based on this? what is next? >> the folks -- we focus right now, focus on three or four big things. we've got to get comprehensive immigration reform through. we have to get section four of the v
's first ladies. week martha washington to ann gel la -- angelica van buren. starting tonight at 9 p.m. eastern on c-span. and during tonight's program on martha washington, join in the conversation with historian and author patricia brady at >> members of the house oversight subcommittee recently examined the legality of a government rule authorizing tabs credits for americans -- tax credits for americans who buy health insurance through federally-run exchanges. republicans argue the law allows tax credits only if for those receiving insurance through state-based exchanges. oversight committee chairman darrell issa threatened the official with subpoenas if the treasury department does not provide more information about the rulemaking process. the tax credits issue is currently the subject of a lawsuit brought by the state of oklahoma. this runs about 90 minutes. >> emily mcmahon is the deputy assistant for tax policy, u.s. department of treasury. thank you for being here. pursuant to all committee rule, all witnesses are sworn inng before they testify. if you'd
's hosted by the bipartisan center here in washington d.c. speaking now is joe krueger of the bipartisan policy center. this is just getting underway. >> we expect to release a report with some recommendations for policymakers in the fall, so say tuned for that. so i'm going to stop there. thank you again for coming. thank our partners in this, eei and eric, for helping us with this workshop. one housekeeping thinking, at the end of each session we'll have time for questions, there are microphone stands set around the room, so we'd ask you to sort of come up, and introduce yourself before you ask your question. so with that, let many introduce my colleague, carie lemack, who's the director of bpc's homeland security program, and she will introduce our keynote speaker. thank you. >> good morning. well, i know you didn't all come here to listen to me, so i'm going to make this very short and sweet. my name is carie lemack, i'm the director of the homeland security project at the bipartisan policy center. it is chaired by former governor tom cain and former congressman lee hamilton who some
on this planet is a $45 cab ride from the up the parkway at the intersection of the bottom of washington parkway. keith alexander has got world-class athletes not only not on the field, and they are not even on the bench. they haven't even suited up. because you and i haven't figured out what it is we want our government to do, or what it is will that our government do. and this hole snowden thing, raising the specter of an overly aggressive government and government overreach and so on is going to freeze this. and so those of you in private industry can't get to the point i would want to make to you, the next time you hear -- the next sound you hear will not be a bugle and the sound of pounding those as a federal cavalry comes over the nearest line to your cyber rescue. to a degree you have never expected it down here in the physical domain, you are responsible for your safety up here a lot more personally and corporately, and you're down here. by the way the snowden thing also seemed to have cleared another i think useful approach with regard to dealing with this domain and its inherent danger
. katy byrd, emergency room doctor at george washington university hospital and her husband keith a fire and explosives investigator here in the district. i'm proud to have them with me here today. i'm grateful for their love and their support. the united states and i had tally enjoy a vibrant, robust relationship, something on full display when president napolitano visited president obama in the white house recently here as last february and secretary of state kerry recently made rome the centerpiece of his first trip to europe as secretary of state. but as strong as the ties are between our leaders and the bonds between our people are what make the relationship stand out. more americans visit italy each year, about five million, than visit any other non-english speaking country. when it comes to studying abroad, italy remains a top choice of american students with some 35,000 a year. once more 20 million americans trace their ancestry back to italy. italian-americans have some of the most outstanding contributors to the growth and success of our country in a wide variety of our fields.
center held the event yesterday in washington, d.c.. this is about 45 minutes. >> good morning. if everybody would take a seat. i am phil krueger at bpc. for those that don't know less, bpc was founded in 2007 by former senate majority leader's, tom daschle, bob dole and george mitchell. we like to say that we are bipartisan, not non-partisan. we work with people who are strongly partisan in the various parties but who believe that the good and the rigorous analysis, negotiation and respectful dialogue you can actually come to agreement on policy issues for the good of the country. it sounds crazy, right? but it's what we do. and i think that it's needed now more than ever. and cybersecurity really is a type of issue that can and should be bipartisan. .. it is also important between the private sector, how do we ensure why we do that would be appropriate privacy protection and if there is in fact, this conversation about when there is a successful attack. how do we limit that and how we respond to that we are prepared for that. so overall initiatives with cybersecurity is cocha
in washington, the national park service testified about their firearms management program. the house natural resources and oversight subcommittee told a joint hearing to talk about the concerns of the inspector general. here is a look. >> you gave a nice spin but you didn't answer his question who is ultimately responsible, not what have you done but who is ultimately responsible? >> i am the director of the park service. >> so you are ultimately respsible. at cha does she have in this reaction? >> she is the supervisor and is also responsible. >> there was a 2003 report to was given. 133 were missing and ended up in a pawnshop. a 2008 report showed problems, 2009 report showed problems. all of you were on the job then. what specifically did you do to implement the findings of the 2009 report? >> i was unaware of the report. >> but it came under your watch petraeus too i wasn't the director. what did you do about it? even if it came after the year you took office, what should you have done about it? >> i shall hold my line supervisors accountable to follow -- >> just the line supervisors? yo
. murray: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from washington. mrs. murray: madam president, i want to echo what my good friend and partner on this bill, senator collins, just said. like all of us, when i go home to my home state of washington, i don't hear a lot about -- from my constituents about partisan politics. they don't ask me which party's up or which party's down. they don't care about the political games and certainly not who's winning or losing them. the vast majority of people i talk to when i go home ask me what we are doing here in congress to create jobs and get this economy going again. they ask me what we are doing to break through this gridlock and the constant manufactured crisis and make sure that this country, this economy is working for them and their families. they tell me that they want democrats and republicans working together. they want us to get into a room and put politics aside and put our country first and find some common ground and get something done. madam president, that kind of work is far too rare these days, though many of us are fighti
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